Glass Fourteen Youth Public Art Project
Initiated by The Clay & Glass, ‘Glass Fourteen’ gave local high school students the opportunity to collaborate on a permanent, large-scale artwork that deals with current art issues and that has a visible presence in their community.
|About the Project
With artist mentor Laurie Spieker, owner of Grand River Glassworks, and Director of Education, Sheila McMath, of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, high school students from Kitchener and Waterloo created this public artwork.
The students collaboratively decided on the theme and overall design for this permanent, large-scale installation, and created the fused glass components over seven months, from April 2012 to October 2012. Blacksmith, Sandra Dunn, co-owner of Two Smiths, created the metal armature. The design is a tree image that chronicles the four seasons through natural phenomena and is an impressive 15′ high by 13′. The finished artwork is permanently installed at RIM Park (Manulife Financial Sportsplex)
Thank you to all who made this project possible:
Artist Mentor: Laurie Spieker, Grand River Glassworks
Blacksmith: Sandra Dunn, Two Smiths
In honour of its 20th Anniversary, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery donated this artwork to the City of Waterloo. On September 28, 2013 we celebrated the official dedication of ‘Glass Fourteen’ with the young artists, family and friends, artist mentors and supporters in attendance.
Thank you to the Supporters of Glass Fourteen!